Swim Safety Internship Programme

Got plans for your 2020 Summer? Make it a season you wont forget, fill out our application and come join us!

Are you looking for a challenge next summer? 

Are you keen to learn and develop?

Do you love being outdoors and on the water?

Then the Swim Safety Internship Programme could be for you.

The programme we offer is an opportunity for an intern to learn and develop across all aspects of our business, broadly these areas cover Event Management, Marketing and Operations. Interns will gain experience working across mass participation sporting events, PR shoots, TV and film sets and alongside marine engineering and construction-based jobs.

An average week will consist a combination of office-based work, site visits and/or meetings and two or three days on-site at events. Being happy to work most weekends over the season is essential.

We can promise you, it will be a season unlike any other you’ve done before. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at our season highlights video …

Who are we?

Swim Safety is the UK’s leading event water safety management & consultancy company servicing the events industry; working across a range of mass participation & corporate sporting events. We specialise in recruiting, developing and managing local water safety teams and plans for events requiring water safety cover, offering a ‘one-stop ’water safety service for event organisers. Over the season we work with clients such as Ironman, Tough Mudder, London Triathlon and Human Race.

What are we after?

We’re looking for a bright & enthusiastic individual to join our 2020 internship programme. You’ll get an insight into the workings of a niche company providing water safety management & consultancy services to a large array of clients.

You’ll need to be highly motivated, organised and able to work under your own initiative. Adaptability is key as you’ll be providing valuable support to our existing event managers, both administratively but also operationally on-site at events. An interest or experience in outdoor or water sport activities/lifeguarding is a distinct advantage, as is an understanding of triathlon, open water swimming and/or obstacle racing.

Interns will receive mentoring and on-the-job training working closely with all divisions within Swim Safety. They will have the opportunity to gain experience working at both corporate and mass participation sporting events, PR shoots, TV and Film sets and alongside marine engineering and construction-based jobs.

By the end of their placements each intern will have had the opportunity to gain any additional water safety or equivalent qualifications they are interested in, learn and develop key skills for working within their desired field and gain experience working across varying industries.

” Very few people are able to say that they work a job with such freedom with such a broad range of experiences and learning opportunities, effectively having an adventure holiday as employment! “

Previous Internship Candidate

Swim Safety

Desired Qualifications, applicant must hold at least one of the below:

  • BCU Lifeguards SESA Qualification (or alternative BC qualifications)
  • British Canoeing Coaching Qualification
  • Internationally recognised Beach or Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • RYA L2 Powerboat Certificate / Instructor (or above)
  • NGB Rescue Boat Driver/Crew Qualification

Other relevant qualifications will also be considered. Please include in application form.

Remuneration
This internship is a full-time paid position at a competitive internship rate. Event travel expenses and accommodation (where required for work purposes) will be covered.

Duration & Location
The internship is available from April/May to September (circumstances dependant), on a full-time basis. However, we will consider applicants wishing to undertake a shorter internship period.

When not on-site you will be based in our office in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.


Think this is the internship for you?
Please complete and submit our online application form here:

If you have any questions regarding the internship drop us an email to recruitment@swim-safety.co.uk

” Very few people are able to say that they work a job with such freedom with such a broad range of experiences and learning opportunities, effectively having an adventure holiday as employment! “

Previous Internship Candidate

Swim Safety